The other day we finish the fascia board installation on the east side and then turned the corner to finish up. But first we had to remove cedar shingles, nails, and the small piece of wood fascia that remained.
The first board was installed but we realised that we needed to buy another 1X6 PVC board which only comes in 12 feet lengths. There were 2 short cut offs left over from other boards and between a new 12 footer and a 3 foot cut off piece we could finish the fascia installation today even though it was raining.
That's right it was raining but we were determined to finish up. Not only was it raining but the rain was also running off the roof. Not ideal but we want to get the eavestroughs installed before the weather turns really cold. These 30 and 40 degree days are not going to last, so we want to take advantage of them while they are here.
Cannot wait to rip off those old shingles. You know that your cedar shingles look bad when black tar paper looks better. That non original window on the second floor is going away this summer along with that ugly awning. This is the northside so that bedroom needs all the light it can get.
The area of shingles without any paint is the area where we removed a large non original window that was so rotted and ugly
that it nearly fell apart as we were removing it.
If you look at the top right of that area you can see some metal flashing. That was where there was a single double hung window that was removed so they could put in the large casement and picture window that we removed. We will not put a window back in because not only is this the northside but it is the wall where we will hang a large TV.
I recently ordered new exterior french doors and they should be here around January 22nd. So I am busy looking at door entry handles. Because they are french doors and I have a weird thing about symmetry, whichever handle I buy will also need to have a dummy handle available for the other door or it will bug the heck out of me. Can't have that!!!!
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